Mom killer’s sentencing deferred

first_imgThe sentencing of a man who was implicated in killing his own mother seven years ago has been deferred to accommodate a court request for a medical evaluation of the defendant.Accused mom killer: Adrian McKenzieAdrian Mc Kenzie’s sentencing was scheduled to be handed down by Justice James Bovell-Drakes at the High Court in Georgetown on Monday, but the judge requested a medical evaluation to determine whether he is fit to be sentenced. The evaluation will have to be conducted by a Government psychiatrist.Using a hammer, McKenzie beat 62-year-old Ethel Andrews to death on November 16, 2010 at their Sand Creek, Rupununi home. According to reports, the woman had reprimanded her son after he allegedly had assaulted his father and was in the process of carrying out a similar attack on his grandfather.Reportedly after the woman had intervened to prevent him from so doing, Mc Kenzie became angered and hammered his mother in the head. She reportedly died shortly afterwards.Justice Bovell-Drakes has adjourned proceedings to December 5, when a determination would be made on the fitness of the accused to be sentenced, weeks after he pleaded guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter.He was represented by Defence Counsel Maxwell McKay, while Prosecutors Mandell Moore and Orinthia Schmidt had led the State’s case.last_img

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